Internal Medicine

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If you have dogs or cats that seem to be experiencing medical issues you can’t fix with basic bandages, medicine or rest, then you should consider bringing your pets into Erickson Veterinary Hospital in Chico. The equipment and technology we have at our disposal allows us to effectively put our years of internal medicine expertise to good use. Our veterinary internal medicine specialists have experience with treating a host of different problems, including urogenital, immunologic, neurologic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, infectious diseases, hematologic systems and cancer care. On the other hand, if your pet is not necessarily having any noticeable issues but you feel that he or she could still use a routine exam, we are more than capable of taking care of that for you as well.



While there are many pet-affecting diseases, there are some that are far more prevalent than others. Typical endocrine issues include diabetes insipidus and mellitus, Cushing’s disease, hypo- and hyperthyroidism and Addison’s disease. Common hematological ailments are anemia, inhibited red blood cell production and clotting mechanisms. Some gastroenterological problems are food allergies, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal ulcers. While you tend to hear more about respiratory issues related to humans, pets are sometimes subjected to them as well, including laryngeal paralysis, feline asthma, a collapsing trachea, pneumonia and canine chronic bronchitis.